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Alliances: Pathways to an ACO

By: Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, October 27, 2011

A fully integrated accountable care organization may be the goal, but for now, many healthcare leaders are focused on developing scale through alliances.

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CA Details Bariatric Surgery Trends by Hospital

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, October 27, 2011

A state-issued report based on hospital patient discharge data shows that 30-day death rates from bariatric surgery in California rose between 2005 and 2008, while one-year complications rates declined.

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Humanize Healthcare with a Lasting Impression

By: Anna Webster, for HealthLeaders Media, October 26, 2011

One way to personalize your hospital and humanize healthcare is to pick people at your facility, shadow them, then tell their stories. One orthotic clinician leaves patients with a lasting impression of competence and caring.

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Is Your Physician Group a High-Reliability Organization?

By: Margaret Dick Tocknell, for HealthLeaders Media, October 26, 2011

High-reliability organizations, known as HROs, handle emergencies well because they have prepared for them. Physician groups developing themselves as HROs can work faster and smarter, see more patients, and have confidence that they are ready for the inevitable crises.

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HIX Attracts CAHs in Nebraska, Gradually

By: Alexandra Wilson Pecci, for HealthLeaders Media, October 26, 2011

Even with incentives on the table, such as no implementation fees, getting critical access hospitals to sign on to Nebraska's statewide health information exchange has taken lots of convincing. It's been even more difficult than getting big health systems onboard.

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Rounds: The Business and Clinical Path to Medical Home

By: October 6, 2011

Date: November 11, 2011
About: Attend on-site or
participate via live simulcast. Live from host St. Joseph Health System—reaching the vision of patient–centered medical home requires strong links between hospital and physician to achieve best patient outcomes. Join us for the dialogue in a special, complimentary Rounds, sponsored by RelayHealth.

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Webcast: Battle-Tested Tactics for Key Internal Marketing Initiatives

By: October 11, 2011

Date: November 8, 2011
About: In this 90-minute Webcast, benefit from lessons learned from Catholic Health Initiatives’ communication campaign for EHR implementation, and learn what your service lines can mean for marketing opportunities.

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